The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Butler ...: Sermons. A charge delivered to the clergy at the primary visitation of the diocese of Durham, in the year MDCCLI. Notes to the charge, by the editor. Correspondence between Dr. Butler and Dr. Clarke

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At the Clarendon Press, 1820

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الصفحة 155 - There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds : but the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children ; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom and was unto him as a daughter.
الصفحة 265 - He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
الصفحة 238 - Behold, I go forward, but he is not there ; and backward, but I cannot perceive him : on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him : he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him : but he knoweth the way that I take : when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
الصفحة 354 - Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight : but all things are naked and open unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
الصفحة 238 - Oh that I knew where I might find him ! that I might come even to his seat ! I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
الصفحة 276 - Our province is virtue and religion, life and manners ; the science of improving the temper, and making the heart better. This is the field assigned us to cultivate: how much it has lain neglected is indeed astonishing.
الصفحة 283 - For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward ; how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him...
الصفحة 347 - Civil liberty, the liberty of a community, is a severe and a restrained thing ; implies in the notion of it, authority, settled subordinations, subjection, and obedience ; and is altogether as much hurt by too little of this kind, as by too much of it.
الصفحة 104 - Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, And bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings, With calves of a year old ? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, Or with ten thousands of rivers of oil ? Shall I give my first-born for my transgression, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul...
الصفحة xvii - Whereas, in reality, the very constitution of our nature requires, that we bring our whole conduct before this superior faculty; wait its determination; enforce upon ourselves its authority; and make it the business of our lives as it is absolutely the whole business of a moral agent, to conform ourselves to it This is the true meaning of that ancient precept, Reverence thyself.

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